Biography of Lutgart van den Berghe

Lutgart Van den Berghe

Board member, the Belgian Institute of Directors (GUBERNA, l'Institut des Administrateurs / Het Instituut voor Bestuurders)


ecoDa Board Member/Chairwoman of Nomination and Evaluation Committee / Leader of The Corporate Governanc Dialogue



Prof. dr. Lutgart Van den Berghe is Executive Director of GUBERNA (Belgian Governance Institute) and Extra-Ordinary Professor in Corporate Governance at the University of Ghent (B).  She is a Partner of the Vlerick Business School. In the school, she served for many years as Chairman of the Competence Center "Entrepreneurship, Governance and Strategy”.

She has an extensive governance experience gained as Member of the Belgian Commission for Corporate Governance and Non-Executive Director in several companies, such as BELFIUS (B) and ABLYNX.  At EcoDA (European Confederation of Directors’ Association), she is a Member of the Board and chairwoman of its policy committee. She is also member of the ‘Royal Academy’ of Belgium (KVAB).

Formerly she served as a non-executive director of Proximus (B, 2004-2016), Electrabel (B, 2003-2014), the ING Group (NL, 1991-2003), KLM (NL, 2001 - 2004), Solvay (NL, 2003-2007), CSM (NL, 1998 - 2010), SHV (NL, 1997-2013), Capco NV (B, 2000 – 2003), DVV (B, 1995 - 1997), member of the Audit Committee of the Flemish Government  (B, 2000 – 2004) and Chairman of the Proximus Foundation (until 2005). She was also a Member of the Advisory Board of Lazard (Benelux,  2007 – 2010)

Lutgart Van den Berghe is doctor in Business Economics of the University of Gent (B).